Apr 28, 2013

CareFlight takes one to hospital after ATV crash; Alcohol may have been involved

DARKE COUNTY - On April 27, 2013 at approximately 10:58 p.m., Darke County Deputies along with Versailles Fire, Ansonia Rescue, and CareFlight responded to the intersection of Greenville-St. Mary's Road and Burns Road on a report of a 3-wheeler ATV injury accident.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Suzuki 3-wheeler ATV, operated by Charles Francis, 25, of Versailles was traveling West on Burns Road and struck a guardrail at the intersection of Greenville-St. Mary's Road.  Francis was ejected from the ATV and landed in the water of a steep embankment.  A passerby noticed the crashed ATV and located Francis in the water.

Francis was taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital where he is being treated for injuries and listed in stable condition.  Alcohol is suspected in this accident. 

This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff's Office.


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